On June 22nd, the Association Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a discount for faculty members serving as advisors to our student chapters. This program provides a $50 discount off the normal professional membership rate of $105. To be eligible for this discount a faculty member must agree to serve as faculty advisor to a student chapter for a year and provide the following information:
Certification from a supervisor (dean/principal/etc.) as to their full-time status with the educational organization, and
Certification from the President of the local Professional AITP chapter that they have agreed to serve as Faculty Advisor to a Student Chapter that the professional chapter sponsors.
Current Faculty Advisors may use this discount when they renew their membership during the coming year-their memberships will be extended a full year. Faculty Advisors who are not current professional members should take advantage of this discount to join shortly after September 1 to gain a full year's membership-those joining as professional members for the first time will have a common expiration date of August 31, 2012, to align with the academic year. This discount is limited to one advisor per student chapter.
The goal of this incentive program is to encourage those Faculty Advisors who are working with our Student Chapters to become full-fledged, participating members of a professional chapter so as to strengthen the bonds between the students and our professional members. Our student members are the future of AITP and we want to see many more utilize the S2P (Student-to-Professional) program to transition into professional membership.
The discount of $50 reduces the Association dues to $55. Chapter and Region dues (if applicable) must also be paid and are not discounted. This membership discount will not be available online...so for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Viola & Julian Wade Membership Services Co-Chairs